Past Workshops & Events - Archive

Gratitude: Discovering New Dimensions

Details:
November 17 & 18, 2012
International Centre for Healing
Crossroads Antigua, West Indies

For further details and registration, visit www.crossroadsantigua.org/alumni_events

Dr. Michael Picucci will present the Focalizing process (Going Within to Move Beyond) in two tandem workshops, the second building on the first. Both will expand participant’s energetic & spiritual relationship to the word gratitude—a Source Energy that can gracefully guide our paths forward. The first workshop will focus on Stage One Recovery, the second on Stage Two (I’m sober, now what?). Together they offer a fresh, multidimensional view of our process: Recovery of Emotional, Spiritual & Sexual Wholeness.

Getting Unstuck & Finding New Ground:
Focalizing - Going Within to Move Beyond

Details:
4 Monday Evenings
Begins November 12, 2012
From: 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Call 212-219-2527 ext. 2 for registration

Dr. Michael Picucci will share how Focalizing offers guidance for a natural path of illumination and transformation by allowing a source of inner wisdom to emerge.

By gently guiding the energetic network of the group through our bodies and heart resource, we will tap into Source Energy. This profound awakening opens a path to a higher sense-of-self, revealing new options and possibilities.

Guided meditative processes to release old emotional wounds, give participants an opportunity to reprogram themselves and change limiting behavior. If depression, disconnection, alienation or stress is getting in your way, learn how to access your own innate skills and have more freedom in your life.

Prepare to feel a sense of fun, synergy and interest for something new, while Focalizing addresses your deepest concerns in a pleasant, gentle way.

Workshop Bonus: Each participant will receive a free copy of Michael Picucci’s new e-book Source Energy: Going Within to Move Beyond being released this fall. It’s a wonderful complement to the workshop and hard copies will also be available.

Sponsored by the Open Center, 22 East 30th Street. For registration call 212-219-2527 ext. 2

For more information, visit the Open Center's Workshop Page

How to Heal the Sexual/Spiritual Split

Details:
4 Tuesday Evenings, 
Begins May 29, 2012 
from 8:00pm-10:00pm

Dr. Michael Picucci will Focalize this 4-Evening Experience. There is a deeply ingrained and culturally induced rift between sexual intimacy and spirituality (love) haunting us. At its most fundamental, spirituality is the opening of the heart. From this place, sex heightens consciousness and has the ability to make us lose our sense of separateness. It is a love energy that opens a path to a higher and wider sense of self. This transcendent experience of S.E.X. becomes a healing in itself, beginning with a shift in perception. One does not need to be in a relationship, or even be sexually active, to access the benefits of opening this powerfully alive vortex.
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Sponsored by: New York Open Center, 22 East 30th Street, NYC

Source Energy Transforms Disease & Optimizes Life

Details:
4 Tuesday Evenings, 7:00-9:00pm 
April 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2012
Members: $100; Nonmembers: $110 (all four classes)

Over three decades ago, amidst a sea of healthy, young gay men whose consciousness and life-styles could be described as expansive, I celebrated a hard-earned freedom some people will never know. Then suddenly, many became very sick and started dying. I, too, became terminally ill. It wasn’t even called AIDS then, and HIV had yet to be discovered. This poignant history, and the unique perceptions I’ve drawn from it, are what taught me that disease can become a teacher of love and wholeness. I learned that through the opening to new perceptions of Source Energy that Disease Transformation is the naturopathic shifting of our perception and experience of a disease. It is cultivating a transcendent perspective about our ailments that is nonlinear and multidimensional, evoking an experience of peace and spaciousness. This will be a deeply experiential course.

Edgar Cayce’s Assoc. for Research & Enlightenment (A.R.C.)
241 West 30th Street, 2nd floor
New York, NY 10001
212-691-7690

When Sexuality and Spirituality Split: How to Heal the Divided Self

Details:
5 Monday Evenings, 
Jan, 9, 23, 30, Feb 6, & 13, 2012 
from 8:15pm-9:45pm

Dr. Michael Picucci will Focalize this 5-Evening Experience. There is a deeply ingrained and culturally induced rift between sexual intimacy and spirituality (love) haunting us. At its most fundamental, spirituality is the opening of the heart. From this place, sex heightens consciousness and has the ability to make us lose our sense of separateness. It is a love energy that opens a path to a higher and wider sense of self. This transcendent experience of S.E.X. becomes a healing in itself, beginning with a shift in perception. One does not need to be in a relationship, or even be sexually active, to access the benefits of opening this powerfully alive vortex.
Click here for more.

Sponsored by: New York Open Center, 22 East 30th Street, NYC 

Thursday to Monday July 14th-18th, 2011
Gay & Bi Men's International Retreat 
Transforming HIV - Awakening Our Lives

Kirkridge Retreat Center, Stroudsburg, PA (in the Poconos Mountains)

For further details and registration, visit www.pozretreats.com

Dr. Michael Picucci will be co-facilitating this 4th annual retreat along with Claes Lilja & Sam Lipton. Michael will share from his own experience how the Focalizing process for disease transformation allows us to respectfully set aside familiar thoughts and feelings and instead access our innate intelligence. Reconnecting us with a natural resource that conveys new perspectives, Focalizing often illuminates previously unseen possibilities for moving forward with grace. In learning how to transform overwhelming life situations we can suspend our everyday thinking mind to a timeless source of change. Focalizing and this retreat allow us to develop a newly enlightened intelligence that becomes integrated into the very fabric of our being.

Weekend of February 4, 5 & 6th
Map for Living: Weekend Workshop Experience

Details:
Meta Center
214 West 29th Street, 16th Floor

Sunday, January 9th, 2010
Doorway to Wholeness: Introductory Experience

Dr. Picucci will lead a group Focalizing session to introduce you to the work of the Institute.

Details:
Meta Center
214 West 29th Street, 16th Floor

October 20th, 2010
Movie Preview & Panel:
2012: Time for Change

AMC Theatre, 66 3rd Avenue, New York City
Sponsored by Authentic Process Healing Institute

October 13th, 2009
Free Evening Event:
Introduction to Focalizing: Reinventing Ourselves Naturally

Details:
October 13, 2009, 7:00-8:30pm
Church of St. Paul the Apostle (Room 101)
405 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10029

Sponsored by: The Meadows 

For More Information: Judy Smith 866-633-5533

Reinventing Ourselves Naturally Through Focalizing

Beginning March 26, Michael Picucci will lead and teach two Focalizing ten week circles, or groups, (eight participants), one from 11:00 to 1:00 and the other from 7:00 to 9:00 on Thursdays. This method is different from psychotherapy or self-help groups. Each gathering will be a stand-alone event (strung together in a series) that draws on our bodily sensations to inform and direct important life choices. The process will enable participants to dissolve the blind spots that prevent clarifying and realizing intentions. These pioneering groups are a cost-effective way of tuning-in for direction and learning from a future that wants to emerge through us.

It is suggested that participants read some of the material on the Focalizing web site and feel a sense of interest, synergy, and readiness for something new, gentle and pleasurable. One can also come to the earlier Open Center presentation (see lead newsletter article in our newsletter). The fee is $100. per two-hour session and partial scholarship may be available, based on need. To reserve space complete form and send with check for first session. Participants can only sign up for the full ten session series.

Solutions to Real-life Challenges: An Introduction to Focalizing

Details:
Thursday, February 12 Free Introduction & Opportunity to Enroll in Two-Session Course
Thursday, February 26, 1st Session of Course
Thursday, March 12, 2nd Session of Course
All of above are 6:00pm-7:45pm

Sponsored by: New York Open Center, 83 Spring Street, NY, NY 10012

Registration: 212.219.2527

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Hellinger Family Constellations & Focalizing Energy Psychologies for the 21st Century

Details:
Date: Saturday Workshop, November 8th, 2008, 9:30–5:00
Sponsored by: The Institute for Authentic Process Healing (www.theinstitute.org)
Fee: $125
Location: Alma Matthews House, 275 W. 11th Street, NYC

More Information/Registration: Please click here

A Morning with Dr. Michael Picucci: Somatic Experiencing & Focalizing: The Integration of Innovative, Soulful & Energetic Approaches to Addiction and Trauma Healing

Details:
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 8:30 (registration & breakfast) to 11:30 AM
Sponsored by: Inter-Care, Marworth, & Sierra Tucson
Fee: $30 (inc. breakfast & 2.5 CEUs)
Location: The New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036 (The Stimson Room)
Registration: Please call 800-624-5858, Ext. 2303

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Family Constellations & Focalizing Energy Psychologies for the 21st Century

Details:
Date: Saturday Workshop, April 19, 2008, 9:30–5:00
Sponsored by: The Institute for Authentic Process Healing (www.theinstitute.org)
Fee: $100
Location: 31 East 79th Street (corner of Madison Avenue), New York City

More Information/Registration: www.focalizing.com/familyconstellations.html

Beyond Our Wildest Dreams: An Evening with Dr. Michael Picucci

Details:
January 16th, 2008 at 8:00pm

A public engagement is planned for folks in “recovery.” The event is sponsored by Crossroads Centre Antigua Alumni and The Freedom Institute and TheInstitute.org’s Staged Recovery Project, it will be held at Freedom Institute, 515 Madison Avenue, at 53rd Street, NYC. For further information or to attend call Lisa Baruch of Crossroads at 212-759-3508.

Focalizing: Organic Solutions to Real-Time Challenges

Details:
October 24 – 26, 2007
1st International Annual Somatic Experiencing® Conference
Co-sponsored by The Meadows (www.themeadows.org)
The Claremont Resort and Spa, Berkeley, CA
Conference Theme: Life Energy and the Emergent Therapeutic Paradigm A Balanced Approach to Body, Brain and Mind

More information: www.traumahealing.com

Focalizing a Path to Healthy Sexuality

Details:
September 27-29, 2007
Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health Annual National Conference
The Flaming Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
Conference theme: Creating a Culture of Healthy Sexuality: Guidance and Growth

More information: www.sash.net